Author Libby Copeland discusses her research for her new book, "The Lost Family," at a Portland Public Library Zoom event, Tuesday, June 29. More details under "Food for Thought."
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BENEFITS

Dunkin’ JOY Run | Virtual running challenge to benefit children in underserved communities | Through June 30 | Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts | To donate to the event or to register, visit bit.ly/3uTavHH

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs puppy raisers and sitters in Greater Portland | 14-16 month commitment | Visit guidingeyes.org/how-to-help/volunteer/puppy-raising/ | For information visit guidingeyes.org/how-to-help/volunteer/puppy-raising/| Email for details: [email protected]

JUNE 21-25

United Week of Action with United Way | Join daily live streams for ways to volunteer and give back | June 24 features a community needs drive across Maine | Info at unitedwaysofmaine.org/week-of-action/

JUNE 27-29

Online Art Auction for Presente! Maine’s ICE Bail Fund sponsored by Mainers for Humane Immigration | mainersforhumaneimmigration.org/ | To view auction items, visit app.galabid.com/icebailart/items#

JULY 1-18

Tri for a Cure virtual event | Maine Cancer Foundation | Info and registration at triforacure.org/event-info

COMEDY

JUNE 24

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Round 2 | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland |  8pm | $10 | Tickets, ticketmaster.com/venue/9225

JULY 1

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Round 3 | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland |  8pm | $10 | Tickets, ticketmaster.com/venue/9225

JULY 2

Liberty and Laughter for All | Evening of comedy with Karen Morgan | 7:30pm | Reservations 747-5434 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | Info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

JULY 6

Ida’s Independence Day | Off Zoom and back on stage through July 8 | 7pm | Reservations 747-5434 | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

ONGOING

Stroudwater Comedy Series | Every Thursday 7-10pm | $10 | Stroudwater Distillery, 4 Thompsons Point, Portland | Tickets at bit.ly/3vFcFvc

DANCE

June 28

Hip Hop in the Park |  5-7pm | Congress Square Park, Corner Congress and High St. | Friends of Congress Square Park

FILM

PortFringe 2021 Fringe-on-Film Festival | $15-$50 | Live online party events June 12-19 | On-demand video June 20-30 |  For tickets and info visit portfringe.com/pf21-tickets/

“In The Making” | Free screening, PMA with Indigo Arts Alliance | Short film series about emerging BIPOC artists | For more info and to register, portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/in-the-making

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

JUNE 24

Silent Comedy Night | Outdoor film screening with live musical accompaniment | Produced by Kinonik and the Maine Film Association | 9pm | $10 public, $5 MFA members | Pre-registration required | For more details visit mainefilm.org/silent-comedy/

JUNE 25

Sign o’ the Times | 1987 concert film by Prince | Presented by PMA films | Free | 8-10pm | Congress Square Park, corner of Congress and High St.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt | Discover local farms and learn about Maine’s food system | 30 tasks, prizes | Free | Through Sept. 30 | Maine Farmland Trust | Information and registration at bit.ly/3xxz3YQ

JUNE 23

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too | Zoom event | Mr. Drew shows 6 exotic animals from around the world | No cute and cuddlies here! | 5:30-6:15pm | Freeport Community Library | Register at freeportmaine.libcal.com/event/7835407

JUNE 24

200 Years of Jews in Maine | Begin Again Series: A conversation with David Freidenreich | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Zoom registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JUNE 29

Whales in the Gulf of Maine with Marine Mammals of Maine | Thomas Memorial Library | 6 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth | 6:30-7pm via Zoom | Register at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/the-world-of-whales/

The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing | Libby Copeland discusses research for her new book “The Lost Family” | Portland Library Zoom event | 5:30-6:30pm | Information and link at bit.ly/3vHdCTA

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: [email protected] |
To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

HEALTH/SUPPORT

ONGOING

T’ai Chi and Qigong | Free classes in Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Wednesdays 10-11am | Through Sept. 29 | congresssquarepark.org/events/

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Weekly support group as well as mom-to-mom support on an ongoing basis | Fridays 10am | Free to Maine residents | Private facebook group with Doula/Lactation consultant, bit.ly/3wgsycS

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

OUTMaine Youth Programs for LGBTQ+ youth | Weekly programs, retreats, leadership, support | Free | outmaine.org/

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

LITERARY ARTS

JUNE 23

Abdi Nor Iftin | Former Somali refugee, author of “Call Me American” | Featured speaker at the library’s annual meeting | 6:30pm | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell | In person and on Zoom | Info at hobbslibrary.org/

“Disrupting Dignity” | Conversation with Steve Engel on “Rethinking Power and Progress in LGBTQ Lives” | Portland Library Zoom event | 5:30-6:30pm | Link and info: bit.ly/3gPhsoy

“Shredding Paper” | Labor and Maine’s Paper Industry with Michael Hillard, Peter Kellman, Andy O’Brien | Mechanics Hall virtual event | 6:30pm | $8 | Free for members | For link and more info: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JUNE 24

Book Blurb Club in Congress Square Park | Every other Thursday 12-1pm | Informal book discussion | Food truck or bring lunch | Corner Congress and High St. | Rain venue: Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St.

“Shadowboxing” Anthology Launch | The Telling Room | 5:30-6:30pm | Fort Allen Park, 49 Eastern Prom | Rain venue: Zoom | More info and RSVP information at bit.ly/3xu6co8

JUNE 26

“Dead by Dawn” | Book launch with Paul Doiron and Monica Wood | Outdoor in-person event | 4pm | Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland | Info at bit.ly/34OwJAe

JUNE 29

Virtual book talk: “Dead by Dawn” | Paul Doiron with Linda Castillo | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | More info and registration at bit.ly/3uNmzKB

JULY 1

Portland Poet Laureate Maya Williams’ Inauguration Ceremony | Portland Library Zoom event | 6-7:30pm | Information at bit.ly/3vC0ijy

JULY 7

“Panic in the Senate” | Book talk with Michael Trapani | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Zoom registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“The Exiles” | A virtual night with Christina Baker Kline hosted by John Searles | 7-8pm | Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland | Book purchase required to receive link | Info at bit.ly/2S9WlF3

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

Free Ebooks for Students | Commemorate the end of World War II | Free military history downloads | also African-American and Latino history downloads | ebooksforstudents.org/.

MUSEUMS

“Summertime Amusements: To and Fro” | Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | Exhibit highlighting vehicles seen at summer events during the horse-drawn era | Open Sundays 1-4pm through June 27 | Free admission | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | For more info, visit skylinefarm.org/upcoming-events

JULY 1

Maine Jewish Museum Opening Reception | Toby Gordon, Richard Wexler, Janis Goodman | In-person, 5-7pm | 267 Congress St. | mainejewishmuseum.org/ | Exhibit runs through Aug. 13

MUSIC

Lydia Forbes & Chiharu Naruse | Noonday Concert Series from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online through June 30 | For program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

JUNE 24

Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli | James Sokol on the Teatro Di San Carlo | 4-5:30pm | $12.50-$15 | JCA | Register at bit.ly/3z5wHC3

Lifesongs Project Virtual Concert | Celebrating stories of LGBTQ+ people through music | Palaver Strings partnering with Maine TransNet, Planned Parenthood of NNE and WMPG | 7-8pm | Watch on Palaver’s YouTube channel: bit.ly/3wIQB3W

Summer Night Session: Pam Weeks and Mitch Reed | 7-9pm | Bickford Pavilion, Yarmouth | Free | Limited space, walk-ins not guaranteed | Register at bit.ly/3wEiMBi

JUNE 25

The Strangely Possibles | Funky Psychedelic Rock Folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 26

The Jessica Rabbits | Jazz Quintet | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 27

Brad Terry & Peter Herman | Jazz Duet | 4pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 2

Sapphire Lane | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 3

Lara Herscovitch | Folk-Americana-Singer-Songwriter-Poet-Troubadour  | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JULY 7

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series / Portland Conservatory of Music presents Titus Abbott Collective | Original jazz compositions | 6:30-7:30pm | Free | Peaks Island Lions Club, 2 Garden Place | More info at bit.ly/3zvEhpA

ONGOING

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

THEATER

Future…Present…Past | Three short comedies by Elizabeth Guffey, with interview | Streaming through June 30 | $9-$14 | Freeport Community Players | More info and tickets, fcponline.org

“God of Carnage” by Yazmina Reza | For mature audiences | Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30pm, through June 26 | Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd, So. Portland | Visit portlandplayers.org/currentshow

Maine Playwrights Festival | Streaming through July 10 | Five plays fully staged and filmed by Maine-based filmmakers | Acorn Productions | $12-$32 | For more info and to register, visit acorn-productions.org/events/

JUNE 24

Artist Reception: Diana Coit | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | 5-6pm | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

“RBG: One Step At a Time” | Through June 26 | ç | Thur 7pm | Fri 7:30pm | Sat 2pm & 7:30pm | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

JUNE 25-27

“Free to Be… You and Me” | Online presentation | Directed by Marlene Wagner, based on Marlo Thomas’ 1972 album for the whole family | Fri 7pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 2pm | Royal River Communnity Players | Info and tickets: royalrivercommunityplayers.com/current-show

JUNE 28

“Cupid’s Arrow” | 7pm, one night only | The Footlights Theatre, 190 Route 1, Falmouth | $20 | Tickets 747-5434 | More info at thefootlightstheatre.com/

VISUAL ARTS

JUNE 24

“Sight and Sound” | Bob Crewe Monograph | Book signing, panel discussion, reception for current exhibit | 5:30-7:30pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | More information at bit.ly/2U5ZLsT

JUNE 26

Sean Alonzo Harris | “The Space Between | Artist talk and closing reception | 3-5pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St | More information at bit.ly/3gC4rhG

JULY 1

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Contrasts”  group exhibit of visual art through July 30 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

JULY 2

Opening Reception for “Slack Tide” | 2-person exhibition with Caroline and John Rufo | 5-7pm | Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St, Bath | Exhibition through Aug. 7 | Artist’s Talk July 10

ONGOING

The Bealtaine Exhibition | 6 artists showcased in the Gaelic seasonal festival exhibit | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Through July 31 | Online, maineirish.com

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Exhibition pairing historical maps, travel guides, travel ephemera with crowd-sourced reflections on where we didn’t go in 2020-2021 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Oct. 15

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | “The Space Between” through June 26 | covestreetarts.com

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Works in Watercolor” by Randy Eckard through June 29 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Two-person exhibition: Grant Drumheller & Kathi Smith | Through June 26 | greenhutgalleries.com

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

“Love/Rage: Goddess” | Online exhibit | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | umvaportlandgallery.blogspot.com/